Adams County Community Foundation

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In July, during "The Big Give" the Adams County Community Foundation awarded grants through its annual competitive grants program to 33 organizations totaling $127,913.

The next deadline for the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust grant applications will be January 15, 2018.

Please visit the new Adams County Dollars for Scholars website A user-friendly way to help students access more local and nationwide scholarships.


The great patriot and Revolutionary War statesman, Ben Franklin, left a testamentary trust which was to accumulate principal and interest for a period of 200 years, and them be distributed to two designated beneficiaries, namely, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To give to this fund or to find out more about the many different funds available, click here.

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To access more information or to apply for a Dollars for Scholars scholarship please visit

Please see the information below on Non-Dollars for Scholars Scholarships administered by Adams County Community Foundation

Dr. Charles H. Glatfelter Scholarship Fund – This scholarship is offered to ancestors of Casper Glattfelder who was the first of his long family to arrive in the United States in 1743. Adams County Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for this scholarship in January 2018.”

The Elizabeth Ferciot Roby Art Scholarship - “Bettie” Roby raised three children with her husband Charlie, putting her love of painting on hold while her children were young. With her children grown, she was able to pursue her love of art. She studied at the Schuler School of Fine Arts, driving to Baltimore from Fairfield daily for four years. Upon completion, she opened a studio at her home in Fairfield, PA, creating beautiful art and teaching classes there. She loved to teach. She passed away in 2014.

The Elizabeth Ferciot Roby Art Scholarship was established by her daughter, Marcia and her husband Todd to recognize a student or adult pursuing post-secondary education at a school, college or university in the field of art, preferably studio art, but other forms of art such as photography, sculpture, or pottery may be considered. The 2017 scholarship is $500.

Please Click here to download The Elizabeth Ferciot Roby Art Scholarship Application.

The Emory H. & Luther D. Snyder Littlestown Foundry, Inc. Scholarship -This scholarship is a $1,000 per year renewable (up to four years) scholarship open to any student who is a direct descendent of a current full-time employee or official retiree of Littlestown Foundry, Inc. Students may live outside of Adams County. Owners or family members of Littlestown Foundry, Inc. stockholders are ineligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years. The 2017 scholarship is $1,000.

Please Click here to download The Emory H. & Luther D. Snyder Littlestown Foundry, Inc. Scholarship Application.